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1888 CPW Castle Doubles Its Money With $30 Million Ask

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Another day, another uptown mega-mansion on the market. Today's tasty turret belongs to 249 Central Park West at the corner of West 85th Street overlooking the park, offering 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and several ballrooms for an even $30 million. It last hit the dancefloor in 2006, selling for $14.4 million.

The house is landmarked as part of the Central Park West Historic District, but not totally untouchable—the top two floors have been gutted and there are "city-approved plans to build an additional 2,500 square feet [onto the existing 10,000] which can be made available to prospective purchasers." Some notes on the style:

· Designed by Edward Angell in a Renaissance Revival style, circa 1888. The developer, William Noble, spent $37,000 to build the house along with eight others on the row.
· The five-story structure is clad in contrasting red brick and brownstone and measures 25' wide by 89' deep.
· Mindboggling period details are intact on the interior, including stone and mahogany fireplace mantles, coffered ceilings, bay window nooks, Tiffany stained-glass windows, and a turreted room.

· Listing: 249 Central Park West [Brown Harris Stevens]
· Streetscapes: 249 Central Park West; An Accidental Restoration in a New Historic District [New York Times]
· CPW Townhouse Teeters in Uncertainty [Curbed]

249 Central Park West

249 Central Park West, New York, NY